A five-day online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Environmental GeoTechnology was inaugurated on January 25 at Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engineering.
The FDP is organized by the Department of Civil Engineering which is sponsored by the AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy and Programme and is scheduled from January 25 to January 29.
Inaugurating the FDP, the chief guest, Dr Ravi D R, an environmental officer of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Bengaluru highlighted the issues and challenges in Environmental GeoTechnology and the role of civil engineers in nation-building.
Dr G L Easwara Prasad the principal of MITE in his presidential remarks emphasized the rising scarcity of natural resources, the need for its judicious use, and the need for civil engineers to work towards sustainable development with great social responsibilities.
Dr Ganesh Mogaveera, the programme coordinator and head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Dr Jayaprakash M C, the programme co-coordinator were also present during the inaugural ceremony.
The main objective of the five-day FDP programme is to create more awareness amongst engineers and industry professionals to find the solution to problems such as geoenvironmental pollution, stabilization of expansive soil, the impact of landslides on environmental attributes, the environmental impact of foundations, biological waste treatment, soil and groundwater contamination from industrial effluents and many more.
The FDP would host 200 participants from various institutions and industries from across the country and is a right concoction with keynote addresses from academicians, researchers from IIT Madras, NITK Surathkal and other renowned institutions and officers from the Karnataka Pollution Control Board in addition to leaders from industries like MCF and Starinstall, UAE. ATAL academy of AICTE, the ministry of Human Resource Development is supporting technical institutions in fostering research, innovation and entrepreneurship through training and is empowering technical teachers and technicians to use information and communication technology effectively.
MITE continues its mission of shaping young graduates with quintessential skills and knowledge. The institution through the industry supported Siemens Center of Excellence in digital design, validation and manufacturing, Bosch Rexroth Center of Competence in automation technologies, the MOU’s with Infosys, KPIT Technologies, UI Path, and Carl Zeiss has been turning graduates industry-ready. Also, the association with Binghamton University, USA, ITE West, Singapore, Kumamoto University Japan, and MDIS Singapore gives graduates a global outlook. The institution is also shaping businesses of tomorrow through the incubation centre that has received grants from state and central government and currently has around 20 students ideas being mentored and incubated. With a passion to provide the best for the graduates, to learn and explore, MITE over the years has created an electrifying atmosphere for everyone to nurture their skills and excel.